Humboldt County contains some wonderful little towns to which you can retreat after your outdoor adventure in the redwoods. Old Town Eureka offers several interesting attractions including outstanding dining and drink options and the unique shops and galleries found here. Stroll through the art corridors featuring murals. Snap a selfie in front of the historic Carson Mansion and be sure to check out the "Pink Lady" across the street as well as many of the other architectural gems found in Old Town.
Drive Through Tree
Drive your car through a redwood tree! The Shrine Drive Thru Tree has been attracting visitors for years. Located in Myers Flat, four miles south of the Humboldt Redwoods State Park Visitor Center, it's an easy stop right on the Avenue of the Giants -- just look for the signs and the Gift Shop. Seasonally open - closed in winter.
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
Take in the sights and sounds of this prime spot for birding, hiking and great views of the Arcata Bay. At any time of the year birds or mammals can be spotted from one of the many trails that network the over 225 acres of public area.
Located at the north end of Humboldt Bay in Arcata, the sanctuary is a major migratory route for thousands of birds that breed in the far north and winter in California, Mexico, and Central and South America. The Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center on South "G" Street has a bookstore, free maps and literature, interpretive displays, bird lists and log of recent bird sightings.
Arcata Community Forest
Arcata Community Forest is comprised of nearly 800 acres of public recreational park and woodland area! This is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike to visit and get active. Explore dozens of trails suitable for all types of activities. In addition, there are picnic areas, restrooms, and a playground.